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Reflections of great minds on government:

*1)**Suppose you were an idiot.
*****And suppose you were a member of Congress.
*****But I repeat myself.
*****-- Mark Twain

*2)**I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
*****-- Winston Churchill

*3)**A government which robs Peter to pay Paul
*****can always depend on the support of Paul.
*****-- George Bernard Shaw

*4)**A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man,*which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
*****-- G. Gordon Liddy

*5)**Democracy must be something more*than two wolves**and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
*****-- James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

*6)**Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from*poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
**** -- Douglas Casey, Classmate of W.J. Clinton at Georgetown U. (1992)

*7)**Giving money and power to government is
*like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
*****-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

*8)**Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
*****-- Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

*9)**Government's view of the economy could be summed up*in a few short phrases:
*****If it moves, tax it.
*****If it keeps moving, regulate it.
*****And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
*****-- Ronald Reagan (1986)

*10)**I don't make jokes.
******I just watch the government and report the facts.
******-- Will Rogers

*11)**If you think health care is expensive now,
wait until**you see what it costs when it's free.
******-- P.J. O'Rourke

*12)**If you want government to intervene domestically,you're a liberal.
******If you want government to intervene overseas, you're a conservative.
******If you want government to intervene
everywhere, you're a**moderate.
******If you don't want*government to intervene anywhere,*you're an extremist.
**** -- Joseph Sobran, Editor of the National Review at one time (1995)

*13)**In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible*from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
******-- Voltaire (1764)

*14)**Just because you do not take an interest in politics*doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
******-- Pericles (430 B.C.)

*15)**No man's life, liberty, or property are safe
while**the legislature is in session.
******-- Mark Twain (1866)

*16)**Talk is cheap- except when Congress does it.
******-- (Unknown)

*17)**The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the*other.
******--Ronald Reagan

*18)**The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the*blessings.
**** The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
******-- Winston Churchill

19)**The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist*is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
******-- Mark Twain

*20)**The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
******-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

*21)**There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.
******-- Mark Twain

*22)**What this country needs are more
******-- Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)